Product Review: Schar Cookies - Celiac Disease
Dec 10 2010

Product Review: Schar Cookies

I was the very lucky recipient of a box of a variety of cookies from Schar last week. I should really have a “C” on my sweater, because I sure like cookies and have been called “The Cookie Monster” a time or two. While I have seen many varieties of Schar cookies in the stores before, I had never actually sampled them.

Schar has been around for a long time – they began making gluten-free food more than 25 years ago. Whatever they are doing, they seem to be doing something right! I received 4 different boxes of cookies to sample:

Chocolate O’s -A classic milky delight – the chocolate O’s are the perfect anytime snack

Vanilla Sandwich Creme Cookies -Pure vanilla delight. Wrapped into single serving size of two cookies each to make gluten-free snacking on the go even easier.

Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies– Pure chocolate delight. Wrapped into single serving size of two cookies each to make gluten-free snacking on the go even easier.

Shortbread Cookies – The new, golden-brown breakfast biscuit. Made with the finest shortbread, honey and egg, with no milk. Just like grandma used to make them! Fitness for all day long!

Which cookies do you think I dug into first? If you guessed the Chocolate O’s, you are correct! This girl loves her Oreo-like sandwich cookies. I was very impressed with the taste & texture of these cookies. They were a bit smaller than the traditional Oreo, but I thought the taste was better! The next cookies I sampled were the Chocolate & Vanilla Sandwich Cookies. These were both good cookies, but not as good as the Chocolate O’s. The Shortbread Cookies were the last cookies that I sampled. I was brought back to my pre-gluten-free days when I opened the package. The buttery smell drifted out of the bag and I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into the cookies. The flavor of the cookies were very much what I remember a shortbread cookie tasting like, but they seemed a little on the dry side. Perhaps I should have been dipping these in milk? I think these could make a great base for a crumb crust or even individual mini-cheesecakes made in a cupcake pan. Click here for more recipe ideas from Schar.

Schar cookies can be found online and in many stores around the US and around the world. Have you tried any of Schar’s cookies? If so, which one do you like the best?

**These samples were provided to me free of charge by Schar. The opinions in this post are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!


  1. Zornitsa says:

    I love all Schar’s products, infact their bread flour mix is the only one i use to bake my bread at home:) But their cookies and sweet treads are too fat in my opinion, i prefer to not buy them and make some low-fat gluten-free cookies by myself.

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